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by verdigris
Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:14 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: A very odd penny
Replies: 4
Views: 3671

Re: A very odd penny

Dave, Like Bill says; I suppose the two coins would be perfectly ground down to half thickness and then assembled. Seems like a lot of skill and bother to go through. Probably a magician's trick/hoax coin... turning a Cdn penny into a wheatie. Kids would love it. It's simple, it works, and 60 years ...
by verdigris
Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:17 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1962 1 cent Harp
Replies: 2
Views: 2406

Re: 1962 1 cent Harp

Thanks for the confirmation vaga!

Cheers
by verdigris
Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:59 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1962 1 cent Harp
Replies: 2
Views: 2406

1962 1 cent Harp

I have one of these. I stumbled across it a while back. I could have had it for 40 years, or it was the last penny I ever got---I'm not sure. Looks like it's been through the mill though. http://www.coinsandcanada.com/forum/class/test/1962_cent_harp_rev.jpeg However, that's not the point. What I'm i...
by verdigris
Sat Jan 04, 2014 4:44 pm
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: 1919 Five Cent
Replies: 4
Views: 2969

Re: 1919 Five Cent

IMO, even though the large jewels and both bands are present, the overall area is too blurred for me to consider it better than VF20. It's not so much soft circulation wear as there are hard abbrations on the high points especially to George's face. I'm thinking that if this coin had been in circula...
by verdigris
Sat Jan 04, 2014 2:09 pm
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: 1919 Five Cent
Replies: 4
Views: 2969

Re: 1919 Five Cent

Technically it's probably a VF but if this were in my book I'd label it F-18 and call it a day. With no real problems, a couple months ago I might have made an offer on this coin-- It so happened that I replaced a dented rim 1919 for a relatively appealling F just to avoid upgrade anxiety. I'm sort ...
by verdigris
Wed Jan 01, 2014 8:51 pm
Forum: 5 cents
Topic: 1870 5 Cents -- Double Letters, Die Cracks/Breaks
Replies: 2
Views: 2467

Re: 1870 5 Cents -- Double Letters, Die Cracks/Breaks

Flat rim or raised rim? Yours is definately a flat (wide) rim/edge. The "raised-rim 1870" has short denticals and the width of the rim is much narrower than the "flat-rim". The problem with these terms is that a "wide rim" will have a "raised rim" at the extre...
by verdigris
Wed Jan 01, 2014 1:23 am
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1949 A to Denticle -- Help needed
Replies: 8
Views: 4267

Re: 1949 A to Denticle -- Help needed

That's a coinkydink. picked up a variety 6-pak 1-by-1 of ERVII and GRV 25c at everyone is seasonally-occupied elsewhere prices it seems. Ag is at 2013 low today--I should be so lucky. Usually I'm a 5 and dimer but lately I've caught the bug. Thought I'd make a try at building an ersatz 25 cent piece...
by verdigris
Mon Dec 30, 2013 8:13 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1949 A to Denticle -- Help needed
Replies: 8
Views: 4267

Re: 1949 A to Denticle -- Help needed

Not a problem. Gave me a chance to show off a coin for once :wink:

Cheers
by verdigris
Wed Dec 25, 2013 3:55 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1949 A to Denticle -- Help needed
Replies: 8
Views: 4267

Re: 1949 A to Denticle -- Help needed

You're in luck. I'd already photographed it. http://www.coinsandcanada.com/forum/class/test/1949_1c_ATD_rev.jpeg http://www.coinsandcanada.com/forum/class/test/1949_1c_ATD_obv1a.jpeg http://www.coinsandcanada.com/forum/class/test/1949_1c_ATD_obv1b.jpeg
by verdigris
Wed Dec 25, 2013 1:58 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1949 A to Denticle -- Help needed
Replies: 8
Views: 4267

Re: 1949 A to Denticle -- Help needed

It's the second A in GRATIA on '48s and '49s that need to be aligned to a denticle in order for it to be an ATD. See a photo here . Looking straight down onto the coin can be deceptive. Angle your gaze from above the centre, through the A towards the denticle. Or line up the denticle in question wit...
by verdigris
Wed Dec 18, 2013 7:11 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Attn: Canadian Mace
Replies: 14
Views: 10913

Re: Attn: Canadian Mace

Thanks Bill. I take it that's a VG that was cleaned at some time. Although maybe not recently. Shylo you've been far luckier than I. I pretty much gave up on bidding the last week or so because everything I make a move on gets outbid - some as much as 50-100% above and beyond what I expect it to go ...
by verdigris
Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:49 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Attn: Canadian Mace
Replies: 14
Views: 10913

Re: Attn: Canadian Mace

Got a link Bill? Couldn't find it.

Hopefully this plug'll be taken outta circulation darn quick and that'll be the end of the curse. :wink:

Yet again, 'tis the season to be selling coins not buying. God rest ye merry gentlemen.


Cheers
by verdigris
Sat Dec 14, 2013 12:51 pm
Forum: 25 cents
Topic: 1812 red maple leaf offset
Replies: 1
Views: 3361

Re: 1812 red maple leaf offset

Is that considered a valuable misprint? Does instantly disolving away the ink on coloured coins with acetone lessen their value? I'll just say it came from the mint unprinted. A rarity! Double the value! Seriously... as a printer for over thirty-five years I snicker at the quality of printing on al...
by verdigris
Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:24 pm
Forum: 5 cents
Topic: 1874 H Crosslet-4 5 Cents: Double stamped, inverted.
Replies: 21
Views: 9022

Re: 1874 H Crosslet-4 5 Cents: Double stamped, inverted.

NGC graded it 'Good Details/Rev. Damage'. Not a happy camper this morning. I dont get it. Is Good Details a G-4 or simply a comment? And this reverse damage of which they speak ... Is NGC saying that the rev. of another coin left a heavy impression on this planchet before it was struck and that's t...
by verdigris
Sun Nov 24, 2013 12:29 pm
Forum: 1 dollar
Topic: 1965 Silver Dollar Variety
Replies: 2
Views: 3102

Re: 1965 Silver Dollar Variety

I think that's a small beads, pointed 5

..... = I in Regina points to bead

..... = I in Regina points off bead

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